Little Beauty - Anthony Browne

A very special gorilla is taught a very special skill: sign language. He appears to have everything he needs, but one day he signs that he is sad and needs a friend. His keepers bring him a tiny cat called Beauty and the two of them become inseparable.

This book is absolutely perfect for our Beanstalk volunteers to use in their sessions with struggling readers. If you want to take it a step further, then Guardian Teach have created these great resources to use alongside the book. 

And in this clip you can see Anthony Browne talking to Booktrust back in 2010 about how the story of Little Beauty came about.